Over time, I’ve encountered various issues with booting my Windows 10 VM that’s accelerated using PCI-passthrough, VirtIO etc. I believe some of the boot issues to be unique to that kind of setup, and have not always easily found solutions to these problems online, so I wanted to document my experiences for the benefit of others.
About PCI-passthrough’d graphics cards and monitors
Setting up a Windows VM to use a graphics card via PCI-passthrough can yield great performance benefits for the VM. However, one loses the flexibility of easily moving the VM’s video output from one monitor to another; in the past, one could just drag the VM’s VirtualBox window from one screen to another and maybe …
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Installing windows for both native and virtual machine use
My quest to setup a perfect VM to replace my native Windows installation continues… Can I install Windows on a dedicated HDD in such a way that I can run it natively as and as a VM? That would allow me to squeeze out the remaining percentages of performance if I absolutely have to.